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National Donut Day Celebrates The Salvation Army's History of Giving
 
National Donut Day takes place each year on the first Friday of June. Since 2010, Entenmann’s has partnered with The Salvation Army for National Donut Day. This year is no exception. As a part of a sweepstakes deal, Entenmann’s is donating six cases of donuts, 432 in all, to the Omaha Salvation Army. Deliveries to various organizations and businesses are scheduled for June 3.   

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63rd Annual National Salvation Army Week Highlights the Importance of Giving Back and Thanking Supporters


The Salvation Army celebrates the 63rd annual National Salvation Army Week, May 9 – 15. The Omaha Salvation Army has supported the community for 127 years through a wide array of social service programs that provide people in need with food, shelter, clothing, disaster relief and counseling.

The Salvation Army has planned numerous events locally and nationally to encourage giving and to thank people for their charitable donations of time, money and resources. In Omaha, National Salvation Army Week is recognized through a series of events aimed at “Doing the Most Good.”

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Veterans Preservation Project


In the past couple of years I have really enjoyed discovering my family history. I’ve become known as our family preservationist – salvaging scrapbooks, address books, photos and letters of our family.

Last summer I overheard my cousin Pat asking, "What do we do with the box of letters Dad had written home to his mother during World War II?" Thinking there would be a few dozen, I said, "Give them to me, I’d be happy to read them!"

Little did I know what I was getting myself into.

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63rd Annual Salvation Army Week Highlights the Importance of Giving Back and Thanking Supporters


The Salvation Army celebrates the 63rd annual Salvation Army Week, May 9 – 15, 2016. The Omaha Salvation Army has supported the community for 127 years through a wide array of social service programs that provide people in need with food, shelter, clothing, disaster relief and counseling.

The Salvation Army has planned numerous events locally and nationally to encourage giving and to thank people for their charitable donations of time, money and resources. In Omaha, Salvation Army Week is recognized through a series of events aimed at “Doing the Most Good.”

During this commemorative week, Salvation Army representatives will make personal visits to community volunteers to thank them for their support throughout the year.

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Local Teens to Receive Scholarships at The Salvation Army D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon

Omaha area locals Elijah Clark, Shoe Hla and Emmitt Knight will be among the nine Nebraska high school seniors to receive a $10,000 D.J.’s Hero scholarship at The Salvation Army luncheon on Tuesday, May 10. The event will be held at the CenturyLink Center and begins at 11:45 a.m. 

Recipients are chosen based on their ability to face adversity with bravery and perseverance while becoming leaders who make a difference in their communities and schools. They were selected from nominations sent from towns and cities throughout Nebraska. 

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Seats Still Available for D.J.’s Hero Luncheon - The Salvation Army to Recognize Nine Young Heroes

Reservations are still open for the 17th annual D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10. Reserve seats ($150 each or $1500 for a table of 10) by contacting Mari Heller at 402-898-5909 or visiting salarmyomaha.org to download a reservation form and mail it to the listed address.
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Building Hope Capital Campaign Construction Update

The construction of the new Renaissance Village has come a long way since the groundbreaking ceremony in June 2015.

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Women's Auxiliary Board to Host Annual Fundraiser

Each year, The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary raises money to assist the corps, social services programs, Adult Rehabilitation Center and camps in the Omaha metro area. Last year, the auxiliary raised over $57,000 towards programs and services. In addition, they donate thousands of volunteer hours each year. This dedicated group of women is hosting their annual fundraiser Tastes & Treasures. The cost is $75 to attend.

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The Salvation Army Recognizes Impact of Volunteers during National Volunteer Week


National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration in the United States and Canada, takes place from April 10 – 16. National Volunteer Week is meant to honor, recognize and thank those volunteers who give their valuable time to help do the most good. First established by President Richard Nixon in 1974, it is now organized by the Point of Light Foundation.

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The Salvation Army and UNO Students Team up for Just Can It!


WHAT:     The Salvation Army is partnering with University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for the 13th annual Just Can It! — a food drive and homelessness awareness event to stock The Salvation Army food pantry. UNO students are sleeping outdoors in cardboard homes and accept donations of money and non-perishable food.

WHERE:     Infiniti Lot of Baxter Arena, just off of West Center Road.

WHEN:     Food will be collected every day until noon Friday, April 1. A special barbeque and concert featuring Superman’s Hero will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Just Can It! Kicks Off March 28 to Stock Salvation Army Food Pantry


The Salvation Army is partnering with University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for the 13th annual Just Can It! — a food drive and homelessness awareness event to stock Salvation Army food pantry. UNO students will sleep outdoors in cardboard homes and accept donations of money and non-perishable food from Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1.

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An Easter Message from The Salvation Army’s World Leader



General André Cox, International Salvation Army leader, has a special message to share this Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


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The Salvation Army to Reopen Ottumwa as Service Extension Unit
A year and a half after closing its Corps Community Center operation in Ottumwa for business reasons, The Salvation Army is opening a Service Extension Unit to continue serving the community. At the current time, the unit will be operated and staffed strictly with volunteers.

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The Salvation Army Continues Its Call for Nominations of Young Heroes, Featured Speaker Announced



The Salvation Army continues to seek nominations for the 2016 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards. Seven Nebraska high school seniors will be chosen to receive the award, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol, for their commitment to others and to their community.


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Parents' Night Out at The Salvation Army Kroc Center


When: 
   Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where:    The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street

What:     Parent’s Night Out 


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The Salvation Army Searches for Young Heroes


The Salvation Army is seeking nominations for the 2016 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards. Seven Nebraska high school seniors will be chosen to receive the award, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol, for their commitment to others and to the community.

Nominations must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 2, 2016, to be eligible for entry. Forms are available at most Nebraska high school guidance offices, online at SalArmyOmaha.org or by calling 402-898-5906.

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The Salvation Army Old Market Employee Emergency Fund Needs Assessments Begin Feb. 1

In partnership with Old Market business owners, The Salvation Army activated a disaster relief fund to assist the employees affected by the Old Market fire in the M's building in downtown Omaha on January 9.

Old Market employees in need of human services including material assistance and other basic necessities, are encouraged to apply for assistance from the newly created fund. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to this emergency fund.

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The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community


Each year, thanks to generous donations, The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans - or one person every second - from a variety of backgrounds. People who come to us for assistance will be served according to their need and our capacity to help - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


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United Way of the Midlands Awards $528,901 to The Salvation Army: Grant to Fund 12 Social Service Programs
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $528,901 grant from the United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, 12 Salvation Army social service programs will receive funding.

Through these programs, The Salvation Army helps people in need in the Omaha community.  Areas of focus include homelessness, mental and behavioral health, food and material assistance, poverty alleviation, youth development and housing.


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National Study Quantifies Impact of Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, Underscores Long-Term Benefits of Community Investment

 

Eleven years after Joan Kroc’s historic $1.5 billion bequest to The Salvation Army, 26
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers ­– including Omaha – are now open, providing a variety of cultural, educational, fitness and social programs in neighborhoods that historically have lacked them. In a study commissioned by The Salvation Army, researchers at Partners for Sacred Places and McClanahan Associates, Inc. quantified the annual positive social and economic impact these centers are creating for and in their communities, totaling $258,178,776 (based on 2014 data).

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The Salvation Army's Emergency Response in Nepal: An Overview
PrayForNepalAS The Salvation Army's response in Nepal continues to grow, Damaris Frick – from The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services – has provided an overview of the many activities currently taking place, along with an insight into the way the international team is fully sharing with the people of Nepal, especially as they recover from a second major earthquake.

The relief operations underway can loosely be separated into urban and rural projects. Broadly speaking, the urban ministry – in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – is centred around camps for displaced people, including camp management roles and the provision of food and water. In rural areas, The Salvation Army is supplying food and shelter to remote communities in Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok Districts and around Ghorka.

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center Celebrates Five Years Serving the Omaha Community

The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is celebrating five years of making Omaha a better place.  In those five years, over one million people have entered the Kroc Center for programs, services, and community events.


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